Global Wireless Sensors Market 2015-2019

October 21, 2015

Market outlook of wireless sensors

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global wireless sensor market to attain a CAGR of a little over 20% during the forecast period. Though the adoption of wireless is slow, the market is gaining traction. The list of competitors in the wireless sensors and networks market is long, and most of the vendors are a part of the ZigBee Alliance. It is majorly the automation sector that is at the forefront of developing wireless monitoring and control products.

The operation of multiple networks at the same time creates signal interference. This makes security the biggest concern with interference being from normal or outside sources. To overcome these concerns, the larger players in the market are investing more in R&D to solve the security concerns, and thereby improve the market adoption in the coming years.

Market segmentation of the global wireless sensors market by product types

  • Temperature sensors   
  • Pressure sensors            
  • Level sensors    
  • Flow sensors     
  • Humidity sensors            
  • Biosensors         
  • Gas sensors       
  • Surveillance and security sensors            
  • Motion and Positioning sensors
  • Other wireless sensors 

The use of biosensors in healthcare applications is expected to grow significantly. It will be used to understand and monitor patient's diseases and their health. It will emerge as a patient critical tool for monitoring the health of a growing aged population in developed countries. It will also gain prominence in areas such as drug delivery and measurement as per the report.

The wireless sensors market can be segregated into the following end-user segments

  • Industrial
  • Energy
  • Agriculture
  • Defence
  • Medical
  • Office & Residential Users
  • Others

The industrial segment is the largest contributor in terms of revenue to the wireless sensors market. This sector has used these sensors for a while, but in recent times, the market has gained some more momentum, thanks to a growing number of SMEs integrating sensors for their operations.

These sensors have made the manufacturing process easier and more efficient. Optimization of technology in wireless sensors means that there will be an improvement in product development and service provision processes. The use of wireless sensors in the industry includes environment sensing, condition monitoring and process automation. The industrial segment emerged as the largest contributor of this market with about 46% of the market share, in 2014.

Leading regions for the wireless sensor market

The market is still in its infancy, and the adoption of this technology is largely restricted to developed regions such as Western Europe, North America, and in developed regions of Asia such as Australia, Japan, South Korea and China.

  • APAC
  • Americas
  • EMEA

Key vendor analysis of the global wireless sensor market

A majority of the market vendors are based out of North America or South Korea and Japan. Competition is high in the market as there is no major player in the market. The potential of the market is very high with the implementation of the internet of things.

  • ABB               
  • Honeywell 
  • Yokogawa Electric   
  • Emerson
  • GE
  • Siemens

Ambient Micro, Aruba Networks, Atmel, BAE, Bosch, Cisco Systems, Draegerwerk, Dust Networks, EnOcean, Freescale, Gastronics, Industrial Scientific, Microsemi, Microstrain Sensing Systems, Mitsubishi Electric, OmniVision, OMRON, Rockwell Collins, Schneider, Silicon Laboratories, STMicroelectronics , Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Vishay Precision Group.

Key questions answered in the report

  • What are the key factors driving the global wireless sensor market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global wireless sensor market?
  • What are the various opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global wireless sensor market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares for EMEA, APAC, and Americas?
  • Key outcome of the five forces analysis on the global wireless sensor market?
  • Growth forecast of the global wireless sensor market until 2019?

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